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Anna Malova, Former Miss Russia, Arrested For Drugs in NY, Says Paper

Anna Malova, Former Miss Russia in 1998
Anna Malova, Former Miss Russia in 1998 (CBS)

NEW YORK (CBS) Former Miss Russia Anna Malova is facing drug charges after allegedly stealing her doctor's prescription pad and writing herself a prescription for narcotic painkillers, according to a report.

The Long Island Press writes that the 38-year-old Moscow beauty was arrested Tuesday as she was walking out of a New York pharmacy.

Malova was Miss Russia in 1998 and was one of the top 10 women in the Miss Universe Pageant, the paper says.

Though she is a doctor in her native country, she is not licensed to practice medicine in the United States.

Malova has been charged with criminal possession of narcotics, forgery and criminal impersonation of a physician, according to The Long Island Press.